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Germanwings crash: Families mark first anniversary

Families are due to gather in a village in the French Alps to mark the first anniversary of the Germanwings air disaster. The names of the victims will be read out, followed by a minute’s silence. Investigators believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed Flight 9525, killing all 150 people on board. On Wednesday, ceremonies were… Continue reading Germanwings crash: Families mark first anniversary

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Verdict expected in Jian Ghomeshi sex assault trial

A Canadian judge is expected to deliver a verdict on Thursday in the sexual assault trial of Jian Ghomeshi, once one of the country’s top broadcasters. The trial, which attracted a flurry of media attention, has spurred debate about how victims of sexual assault are treated by the Canadian legal system. Mr Ghomeshi’s three accusers… Continue reading Verdict expected in Jian Ghomeshi sex assault trial

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Colombia-Farc peace talks delayed over ‘differences’

The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group say important differences remain after more than three years of peace talks. The two sides had set up a 23 March deadline to sign a final agreement, but negotiations in Cuba have stalled in past months. Chief Colombian government negotiator Humberto de la Calle that there was… Continue reading Colombia-Farc peace talks delayed over ‘differences’

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Pope more popular than world leaders – poll

Pope Francis is more popular than any political world leader, an opinion poll has suggested. The poll by WIN/Gallup International indicates that Roman Catholics and Jews have the most favourable opinion of the Pope. More than half of the world’s protestants and even the majority of atheists and agnostics view him favourably. About 1,000 people… Continue reading Pope more popular than world leaders – poll